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Okay, we’re in week two (full weeks) of the New Year. How is our momentum? Are we still on track for all the grand plans we had when the fireworks went off?? Have we managed to move forward in putting the plans into action???

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.

Theory and practice are two different concepts, and for theory to be tested, it must be put into practice. So, as the renowned Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages, Maimonides, stated more eloquently above, “Do something!” Even if it turns out to be the wrong thing, you will still move forward by knowing one more detail.

Taking action is something for everyone on your team to do. For your business to be wholly successful, you need to empower your people to make decisions. If they know what you want – what your business is supposed to achieve, and what it is supposed to give your customers – then they should be able to make decisions so that can happen under any circumstances. This will set you on the road to more satisfied, and likely more loyal customers – and employees.

Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.

In the straight-forward style of a news journalist, Gordon Graham offered a great metaphor for the advantage of making a decision versus inaction and fear. Allow yourself the chance to see the true potential of your ideas, and allow your employees to show you their true potential, and your business will soar to great heights.

Today marks the first day of the 126th year for the National Geographic Society. Can you imagine where an enterprise like National Geographic would have been if they had been afraid to take action and support the many explorations that were submitted to their board? Perhaps you might want to put a yellow border around your most exciting or risky project for this year, as a reminder of the success that is possible when you decide to take action.

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